Former DHS Secretary Wolf: ‘Every trust and confidence’ Biden inauguration will be secured

Former DHS Secretary Wolf: ‘Every trust and confidence’ Biden inauguration will be secured

Former Acting
Homeland
Secretary
Chad
Wolf
praised
the
security
measures
around
President-elect

Joe
Biden’s

inauguration
next
week
in
the
wake
of
last
week’s
deadly
Capitol
riots.

In
an
interview
on
“America’s
Newsroom,”
Wolf
also
discussed his

resignation
from
his
post
this
week,
which
he
said
was
due
to
“misguided”
court
rulings
undermining
department
efforts
in
a
number
of
areas.

He
was
critical
of
President
Trump’s
actions
in
the
wake
of
the
riots,
although
he
praised
him
for
calling
for
an
end
to
violence
this
week
in
the
waning
days
of
his
presidency.


CHAD
WOLF:
I
think
certainly
the president’s
words
matter,
and
I
think
I’ve
said
that
publicly
on several
occasions
now.
But
obviously
the
individuals
that stormed
the
Capitol,
the
rioters,
the
criminals that
did
that
obviously
have
a
lot
of blame
for
their
actions themselves
and
I
think
that’s important
to
keep
in
mind

Actions
in
Portland
and
Oakland
and
areas
like
that
where
the activities
of
very
violent individuals
trying
to
burn
down a
courthouse
and
others
very
similar to
what
we
saw
here
in
the
Capitol trying
to
disrupt
the
workings of
the
federal
government. And
at
that
time
there
was
very
few
outspoken individuals
about
the
attack
on those
federal
facilities
and law
enforcement


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The department
over
the
last several
months,
the
authority as
the
acting
secretary
has been
the
subject
of
litigation on
a
number
of
fronts. As
recently
as
last
Friday
had another
court
ruling,
misguided
court
ruling in
my
opinion, that
again
had
a nationwide
injunction
to
several
of
our
actions
and
rule
makings. I
did
not
see
a
legal
path forward
in
the
final
days
of
this
administration
and
I
wanted
to preserve
the
good
work
the department
has
done
over
the last
four
years


I
am
extremely
proud of
what
we
accomplished
on
the border. Securing
our
borders,
making sure
that
we
have
national sovereignty. It’s
a
big
issue …
Certainly
some
of
the
comments made
by
President-Elect
Biden’s team
as
they
come
in
I
think are
a
little
concerning. I
think
it’s
important
that
the American
people
continue
to watch
that. At
the
end
of
the
day
this
is about
protecting
the
homeland.
This
is
about
protecting
American citizens.
This
is
not
about
politics.

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I’ve
certainly
heard
that
criticism,
and
it’s
made
by
individuals
who
don’t
know
how
that
system
works

[The
security
event]
is
run by
professional
law
enforcement individuals,
run
by
the
Secret
Service, command
and
controlled by
the Secret
Service. D.O.J.,
law
enforcement,
D.O.D.,
National
Guard. M.P.D.
here
in metropolitan
D.C.,
and
others.
This
is
now
an
operational
matter that
operational
law
enforcement
officers are
taking
place. The
acting
secretary
in
this
case
or
the secretary
has
very
little
job other
than
to
make
sure
that coordination
continues
to
occur
… I
have
every
trust
and confidence
in
their
ability
to do
their
job
at
the
end
of
the day.

David
Rutz
is
a
senior
editor
at
Fox
News.
Follow
him
on
Twitter
at
@davidrutz.

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